100 Years Ago
August 27, 1908
Miss Grace Hudson left Tuesday for Stephenville where she goes to enter school under Prof. G.H. Hagan.
If you want a Martin telephone put in your residence or business before the Directory is printed, let M.G. McCaugh know of it at once so that your name and number may appear in its proper place in the directory.
Miss L. Tressel, a trained nurse from Temple, passed through San Saba Tuesday. Dr. Sorell took her from here out to the L.W. Barker ranch where she goes to attend Mr. Barker, who had the misfortune to get his leg broke some time since.
J.C. Churchwell, from The Horse Shoe Bend section of the Colorado River, was in town Tuesday doing some trading. He says the ford across the river at that place is almost impassable.
A.J. McNeill of the Cottonwood section was in town Saturday and reports putting three cars of steers and cows on the Ft. Worth market last Tuesday. He says the two days preceding and the day he was there that 18,600 cattle were shipped into Fort Worth.
70 Years Ago
September 1, 1938
Miss Marjorie Oliver, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Oliver, returned home from attending college in Lubbock Thursday and will teach the Pecan Grove school.
Word reached here yesterday that Joe Clark, Jr., fleet Armadillo back of last year, now at Kilgore Jr. College, made a showing the other day with the Kilgore College grid team in a race work-out that looked mighty good for Joe. Thirty of the men out for football lined up to race 600 yards, Joe among them. They did this race six times. Joe won first in five starts and lost one out of six.
San Saba public schools open registration on Thursday and Friday, September 8th and 9th and meet classes on the following Monday, September 12th. Last year's enrollment reached a new high of 1,092, and present indications are that this figure will be surpassed this year.
T.D. Letbetter, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Letbetter, has accepted a position as instructor in the department of accounting in the Kansas State College, and with his wife, the former Lucille Dean, daughter of Judge and Mrs. W.V. Dean, left Monday for Manhattan, Kansas.
50 Years Ago
August 28, 1958
San Saba citizens will take a holiday Monday, September 1st, in observance of Labor Day, with the majority of the business houses to be closed. The News office also will be closed for the day, and its staff would appreciate news items sent in earlier.
A total of 1,399 San Saba County students are expected to begin the fall term of school this week and next in the three independent school districts of the county, including Cherokee, Richland Springs and San Saba. Cherokee school begins today, August 28th, with a total of 101 students expected. Richland Springs school begins August 29th with a total of 279 students expected. San Saba schools will begin September 2nd with 1,019 students expected.
Spring Creek news by J.J. reports - Last week the old home of the A.J. Todds, now owned by the A.A. Hopsons, was destroyed by fire, with all of its contents. Since the Todds moved to San Saba, the house had been rented to the Wade Ledbetters and was completely furnished but the Jerry Patricks had been living there all summer. So it was a big loss to a number of people.
At the Corral and Palace Theatres - "The Long, Hot Summer," starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Anthony Franciosa, Orson Wells, Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury